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Behind The News: 13/11/2012
13/11/2012
ABC  |  November 12, 2012
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STORM CLEAN UP

We take a look at how New Yorkers are recovering after the devastating storms that hit the city last week. Our story is told by a local kid who's currently off school and living in a home without power. So how can a city recover... and what's life like for kids living through the disaster?

CYBER SMART

Cyber bullying is something we hear a lot about and that's because it's a huge problem for kids all around the world. There are lots of campaigns out there trying to stop it and last week Facebook launched a new one. Many reckon the power to stop bullying lies with kids... and Sarah found out about a school which is giving them the knowledge they need to do it.

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE

Last week we told you how the government wants all kids to learn an Asian language. But there are languages much closer to home that some people think are just as important. Australia has hundreds of indigenous languages and some people are worried that if we don't keep teaching them they could eventually die out. We visit one school where learning an aboriginal language is a very important part of the day.

FOOD GARDEN

When tourists come to Australia they often visit the opera house, the Sydney harbour bridge or the great barrier reef. But when Prince Charles arrived to tour Australia this week he chose to visit a food garden made by primary school kids. So what was so special about this school's food garden project?

SPACE JUNK

Over and over again, we've been told about the problems associated with litter here on earth. But did you know we also have a junk problem somewhere else? Over 2000ks above your head space junk is creating a big hazard. Cleaning it up though is a lot tougher than you might think.

STORM CLEAN UP

We take a look at how New Yorkers are recovering after the devastating storms that hit the city last week. Our story is told by a local kid who's currently off school and living in a home without power. So how can a city recover... and what's life like for kids living through the disaster?

CYBER SMART

Cyber bullying is something we hear a lot about and that's because it's a huge problem for kids all around the world. There are lots of campaigns out there trying to stop it and last week Facebook launched a new one. Many reckon the power to stop bullying lies with kids... and Sarah found out about a school which is giving them the knowledge they need to do it.

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE

Last week we told you how the government wants all kids to learn an Asian language. But there are languages much closer to home that some people think are just as important. Australia has hundreds of indigenous languages and some people are worried that if we don't keep teaching them they could eventually die out. We visit one school where learning an aboriginal language is a very important part of the day.

FOOD GARDEN

When tourists come to Australia they often visit the opera house, the Sydney harbour bridge or the great barrier reef. But when Prince Charles arrived to tour Australia this week he chose to visit a food garden made by primary school kids. So what was so special about this school's food garden project?

SPACE JUNK

Over and over again, we've been told about the problems associated with litter here on earth. But did you know we also have a junk problem somewhere else? Over 2000ks above your head space junk is creating a big hazard. Cleaning it up though is a lot tougher than you might think.

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